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Skylanders: Trap Team review

Many franchises feel the pangs of stagnancy by their fourth iteration. After a trio of titles that define, then gradually refine a series, the fourth game often exhibits a divisive tension between prudent evolution and ...

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments review

Robert’s Take: Across Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s four novels and fifty-six short stories, Baker Street’s distinguished detective imparts an essential axiom: details are imperative, but if you don’t take a step back, it’s easy to ...

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Anomaly 2 review

2011’s Anomaly: Warzone Earth turned the tower defense genre on its head, tasking players with snaking their way around a procession of alien turrets. Unsurprisingly, the mechanic struck a chord with both critics and consumers, ...

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DG2: Defense Grid 2 Review

Robert’s Take: I put a chicken pot pie in the oven, and boot up DG2: Defense Grid 2 to help pass the hour-long cooking time. Within seconds of navigating through the slick, StarCraft II-esque menu ...

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KickBeat: Special Edition Review

What is the concept? Following a particularly prolific period, franchises like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are taking brief hiatuses, granting an opportunity for smaller developers to enter the rhythm game genre. Budapest-based Zen Studios, ...

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Destiny Review

Bungie design lead Jaime Griesemer once famously remarked that the secret to Halo’s success was rooted in its half-minute combat loop. At its foundation, each encounter flung players into a fastidiously crafted thirty-second fracas, where ...

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Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Review

Much like the franchise’s unremitting cavalcade of enemies, Omega Force’s Warrior series has grown increasingly prolific, showing no signposts of surrender. Following Dynasty Warriors 2’s release in 2000, the franchise has forked into a variety ...

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Natural Doctrine Review

Video games habitually push the boundaries of sensory overload, whether it’s the number of projectiles in a bullet hell shooter or the simultaneous task-juggling required by real-time strategy titles. Personally, I prefer the overstimulation caused ...

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

While the late 1990’s saw a rise in polygonal fighters and racers, the era is best known for the upsurge of character-driven platformers. It was a time when oft-reminisced protagonists like Crash, Spyro, Banjo and ...

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